Next week, Hermés discounts will hit the Garden State. We have official confirmation that the Hermés sample sale will take place at the Short Hills Mall in a temporary storefront, located on the second floor, outside of Neiman Marcus.
We are told that discounts will be 50% off retail prices. Past sales have included scarves, silks, and ties, ready-to-wear, shoes, enamel jewelry, beauty products, fragrances, and homegoods. Frequent sample sale highlights are Oran sandals (many in exotic skins), riding boots, Clic-Clack bracelets, scarves, ties, and twillies.
The Hermes sample sale will open to VIP shoppers on Wednesday, July 24. On Thursday, the sale will open to the public on remain in operation through Sunday. VIP shoppers will be required to show their email confirmation and a corresponding state issued ID. All shoppers will be issued a ticket number and are invited to enter to the store location once their number is called.
To the novice, this system sounds very civilized but shoppers can expect to wait several hours. On the bright side, within the Mall area, there is the Short Hills Hilton that has a very nice pool. Rates during the sale are about $175 a night. Even if you don’t plan to stay overnight, we highly suggest that you book a room and enjoy the pool area while you wait.
Keep in mind, purchases made at a Hermes sample sale do not come with boxes. All items are marked with the letter “s” symbolizing that they were purchased at a sale. You can click here to see our overview from the Hermes sample sale in Manhasset in October 2018. Here is a post from when the sale was hosted at Soiffer Haskin in 2010. Here are more insights from 2012 and 2015.
While reading about past sales, you will notice a common theme of despair and disappointment. I tend to avoid these types of large-crowd attracting sales. Even at 50% off, a Hermes purchase is expensive. I would prefer to pay the full price and buy what I truly love in a civilized environment.
We will be sure to keep this post updated as more information, stock details and photos are released. Let me know if you agree with my sample sale perspectives and feel free to leave comments below or in our Instagram post. Tips are always welcome.
Hermes Sample Sale
VIP: Wednesday, July 24 from 2pm-6pm
Public shopping: Thursday, July 25
Thurs to Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Short Hills Mall, 2nd Floor (Outside Neiman Marcus)